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The Gatehouse needs you

Univ Gatehouse January 2019The Gatehouse is an open door drop-in cafe for Oxford’s homeless and vulnerably housed, which operates Monday – Friday 5.00-7.00pm, Sundays 4.00-6.00pm, at the St Giles Parish Rooms, 10 Woodstock Road, near the centre of Oxford.

The aims of the charity are: “To relieve poverty and hardship among homeless and needy people in or near the City of Oxford and, in particular, by the provision of a drop-in centre.” On a more personal level this is achieved by welcoming the homeless and vulnerable and providing a place where companionship, dignity, and refreshment can be found in a warm, safe and therapeutic environment.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us run our sessions providing essential services for our Guests. These services include the provision of basic needs (food and drink, clothes, sleeping bags, toiletries etc.), social contact, and one to one information and help with a long term aim of achieving full reintegration with society for our Guests, including permanent housing. We also run weekly art, literary, choir and computer activity groups.

Univ Gatehouse Main LogoPlease see oxfordgatehouse.org/volunteer for further details or, if you would like a challenging experience where you can make a difference, you can join our volunteer team by contacting us at admin@oxfordgatehouse.org

Another way that you could help support the Gatehouse is through fundraising activities. These might include sponsored events such as Bike Oxford on 19 May or the Oxford Half Marathon on 13 October. Articles about specific events will appear on our website here nearer to the date. Or get further information about fundraising and donations.

Find out more about The Gatehouse by visiting oxfordgatehouse.org or on our Univ in the Community page.

Published: 29 January 2019

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